Poundmaker's Lodge: A Healing Place

Poundmaker's Lodge: A Healing Place


                                    Poundmaker's Lodge: A Healing Place
| 29 min
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This short documentary by Alanis Obomsawin takes us to Poundmaker's Lodge, a treatment centre in St. Albert, Alberta, that welcomes Native people troubled by addiction to drugs and alcohol. Named after a 19th-century Native leader, the centre offers a space where Natives can come together for mutual support, partake in healing rituals like the sweat lodge, and rediscover their traditions. The film shows the despair of a people dispossessed of land, culture, language and dignity, and their strength and courage in overcoming substance abuse.

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Credits
  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • script
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
    Marrin Canell
    Robert Verrall
  • executive producer
    Andy Thomson
  • camera
    Roger Rochat
  • animation camera
    Pierre Landry
  • sound
    Raymond Marcoux
  • editing
    Rita Roy
  • sound editing
    Paul Demers
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • music
    Shannon Two Feathers
    Dario Domingues